Wishes Fulfilled: 2,267

“All Good Things Inevitably Come To An End”

Dear Friends of Never Too Late:

We began our wish-making odyssey with one wish in January 2000 and as of June 30th we have fulfilled 2,267 wishes for the forgotten elderly and terminally ill adults. When we reached the 1,000th wish in June of 2006, we thought that was a pinnacle moment. Five years later we have achieved the ultimate aim of fulfilling over 2,000 wishes—a big hairy audacious goal—and now the board of directors and I agree that it’s time to utilize our combined talents and efforts in other ways. 

The Old Testament presses home the point that there is an appointed season for everything - that there is a time for every delightful moment under heaven. And I agree with the author of Ecclesiastes - “nothing is better than that man should be happy in his activities.” No man has been happier in his mission than have I this past decade. 

The board of directors, and all the NTL volunteers and I, are tremendously humbled and delighted with what has been accomplished these past eleven + years. So many lives have been touched, and so many magical memories were created for the family members and caregivers of our wish recipients to cherish for years to come. 

If you are looking for other resources to help bring some joy into the lives of your friends and loved ones, we recommend you Google for adult/elderly wish-making groups. In your search, you may come across The Dream Foundation, Second Wind Dreams, Forever Young Senior Wish, and Wish Upon a Hero - all groups we have referred to in the past when we weren’t able to connect the dots on a particular wish. Better yet - become your own Wish Maker for your loved ones and make some of their “Bucket List” Dreams come true - I know YOU can do it without the help of a Never Too Late! 

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Never Too Late, and of all the volunteers who have devoted time, talent and treasure to our cause, we thank everyone that has helped us enable elder treasures to feel re-energized again. You all made it possible for our organization to do so much in such a short period of time.  God Bless You All!

With A Large Amount Of Appreciation,

Bob Haverstick
Founder, Never Too Late